Inadequate production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland is classified as Hypothyroidism.
Thyroid hormones play a crucial role in maintaining the correct metabolic rate. If the thyroid gland doesn’t produce and secrete enough thyroid hormone into the blood stream then the metabolism will become too slow, causing the body temperature to drop and leading to classic symptoms. These symptoms include headaches, migraines, depression, easy weight gain, fluid retention, irritability, dry skin, dry hair, panic attacks, PMS, itchiness, hair loss, allergies, and many others.
Hypothyroidism is easy to diagnose. Since the purpose of the thyroid gland is to put thyroid hormones into the blood stream, thyroid blood tests can easily measure thyroid gland function. However, there are some people who have normal thyroid blood tests that still have low body temperatures and low temperature symptoms (same symptoms of hypothyroidism). Their thyroid tests are normal but their metabolisms are still slow.
WHAT IS WILSON’S TEMPERATURE SYNDROME?
When people have adequate levels of thyroid hormones in the blood stream, but are still suffering from slow metabolisms. This is most likely due to impairment in the conversion of T4 to T3 in the tissues.
Thus, hypothyroidism is a problem with the thyroid gland not putting enough thyroid hormone into the blood stream, and Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome is a problem with the tissues not properly processing the thyroid hormone that comes out of the blood stream. Or, Hypothyroidism is due to inadequate production of T4 (raw material) in the thyroid gland, and Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome is due to inadequate production of T3 (active hormone) in the tissues.
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